Santos beats Houston 3-0 to reach CONCACAF semis

Santos capitalized on an own goal by Houston’s Tally Hall and a

strike by Herculez Gomez to take a 3-0 victory over the Dynamo on

Wednesday and advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions

League for the second straight year.

Santos, which lost the first leg to Houston 1-0, advances with a

3-1 aggregate and will next face the Seattle Sounders.

It was the Dynamo’s fourth loss in five visits to Mexico.

Santos opened the scoring when Hall knocked the ball into his

own net in the 23rd minute. Gomez made it 2-0 five minutes later

and Marc Crosas finished the scoring in the 76th.

The Sounders defeated Mexico’s Tigres 3-1 Tuesday and moved

ahead on a 3-2 aggregate.